The Atlanta Braves managed to complete one game of a double header with the San Diego Padres on Wednesday at Truist Park. The Padres won the first game 3-2 and were leading 5-4 in the nightcap upon its suspension in the fifth inning due to rain. That second outing will resume later on this season in San Diego.
The Braves were in the midst of launching a comeback prior to a three-hour rain delay and the eventual suspension of game two. Starting pitcher Bryse Wilson surrendered four runs in the top of the first inning and another in the second, which allowed the Padres to take an early 5-0 lead. But the Braves struck back with four runs during the bottom of the second inning, including an RBI single from Joc Pederson which scored Ehire Adrianza to make it 5-4.
Both Atlanta’s and San Diego’s starting pitchers were struck early on in that nightcap; Wilson lasted just two innings.
Fernando Tatis, Jr. hit a two-run homer off of Shane Greene in the top of the fifth inning in the opener for San Diego. Chris Paddack was credited with the win, and former Brave Mark Melancon got the save. Kyle Muller was tagged with the loss for Atlanta.
The Braves are 46-48 on the season and remain in third place of the National League East, now four and a half games back from the division-leading New York Mets. They will be in Philadelphia to open a four-game set against the second-place Phillies tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm at Citizens Bank Park. That outing will be broadcast on WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM; air time is 5:50 pm.